By The Dutch Batavia Arrack 8-Year rum

By The Dutch Batavia Arrack 8-Year

Indonesia | Aged

4.5/10
64 ratings
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64 By The Dutch Batavia Arrack 8-Year ratings

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Russ 🇺🇸 | 118 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

This is my first taste of a rum that adds rice during the fermentation process so I'm kinda left for a loss for words on how best to describe it but I'll give it my best shot. The nose is very strong notes of grass and something that resembles herb tea. The first taste is one of very high alcohol. Because sugarcane is used this possible be used as a mixture for a substitute of Rhum but I'm not sure I would want to go that route. Unfortunately I'm left underwhelmed.

5xo (PREMIUM) 🇸🇰 | 305 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Too hot to be a neat sipper, a bitter after taste, grass notes combined with floral honey.

Morthrag 🇨🇭 | 95 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Dank seiner 48% sehr intensiv
Duftet fein nach warmen Kräutern mit etwas Vanille und leichter Esthernote.
Im Mund dann kräftig würzig und auf der Zunge dezent süss mit Fruchtigen Anklängen.

shaacul 🇨🇿 | 79 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Více alkoholu než bývá u rumu obvyklé a na chuti se to projeví. Ochutnáním nic nezkazíte, na nákup lahve to ale nevidím.

Frank mac 🇬🇧 | 53 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Not one of my favourites, very strong to the nose and palate even with coke and ice

NickW. 🇩🇪 | 17 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

Entry is dry and it gets earthy and mushroom like.

YMHC 🇳🇱 | 162 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

20ml uit een advent kalender. Bij het maken van Arak wordt rode rijst gebruikt bij het fermenteren. Levert in ieder geval een pittige rum op, kruidig, pepermunt, alcohol proef je wel (48%)
Wel lekker eigenlijk.

martin jeppesen 🇩🇰 | 255 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

A little smokey on the nose with fresh cut lemongrass. I’ve encountered this character before from other indonesian rum. It’s a little dry and floral on the palate with black pepper and citrus. Decently balanced with a peppery finish. Though it's not paticularly rounded or complex it will do in a pinch.

Rasmus 🇩🇰 | 149 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Arrack is special kind of rum from Southeast Asia, where rice and other assorted rice are added to the fermentation process. It gives the drink a special taste, that is sure to device rum lovers.

Nose: Aromas of soil and greens with a small hint of suger cane
Taste: Very dry and clean taste of bark and pepper. A long medicinal aftertaste
Overall: I am not that well-traveled, when it comes to arrack, but if this is the benchmark for the style, then it might be something that I personally would stay away from.

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 535 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

I was kind of excited to try this rum do to its fancy packaging, its aging, and its relatively high price of over $50. But this rum really disappointed me.

Smells and tastes of rubber, sugarcane, oak, brine, grassy funk and leather. This rum is way too dry for my liking. But ignoring the dryness, it just tastes odd. The rice sounded interesting, but maybe that's what doesn't work here. A bit strong for the flavor as I only like strong rums when they're really good.

I'd rate this below the Bacardi & Captain Morgan rums, the Pusser's British Navy rums, and the St George California Rhums, none of which I particularly like. Other reviewers seem to agree with me. I typically rate rums about a point below their consensus rating, but this one is two points below - I think it's overrated a bit due to the high price.




Brand Details

Name: Batavia Arrack 8-Year
Company: By The Dutch
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
Aged: 8

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